COVID-19

嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(英語:Coronavirus disease 2019,縮寫:COVID-19),是一種由嚴重急性呼吸道症候群冠狀病毒2型(縮寫:SARS-CoV-2)引發的傳染病,導致了一場持續的疫情,成為人類歷史上致死人數最多的流行病之一。 --來自 維基百科


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2021/12/15 | Patrick Ng

A Response to ‘Taiwan Should Not Risk Booster Shots Over Omicron’

Responsible public health experts should emphasize the use of boosters in combating Covid-19 and the importance of vaccinating the world.

2021/12/07 | The Interpreter

Covid in Asia: The Immediate Payoff of Donating Vaccines

The latest Lowy Institute Asia Power Index shows China and India received markedly less goodwill than other major donors, despite giving significant numbers of doses in total.

2021/11/26 | Tessa Charupatanapongse

Thailand Is Reopening to Tourists. What Would a More Ethical Tourism Look Like?

It’s unlikely that the inequalities that exist between Southeast Asia and wealthier countries are going to disappear soon. In the meantime, we must work towards more conscientious cross cultural encounters.

2021/11/10 | Roy Ngerng

Business Groups Are Campaigning Against Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Increase. Don’t Let Them Succeed.

There’s been a campaign waged by business groups against a minimum wage hike in Taiwan. Don’t fall for what they’re saying.

2021/11/05 | Michael Beltran

Who’s Running for President of the Philippines in 2022?

At the moment, we can assume that President Rodrigo Duterte is stepping down next year, but there are five candidates running to succeed him.

2021/11/05 | Deutsche Welle

China: Covid Citizen Journalist ‘Close to Death’ in Jail

Zhang Zhan traveled to Wuhan last February to report on the chaos at the epicenter of the first Covid-19 outbreak. She is on hunger strike after receiving a 4-year jail sentence for “provoking trouble.”

2021/09/27 | East Asia Forum

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Vaccine Struggles

Two lessons emerge from Taiwan’s experience with Covid-19 — even the best measures get eroded over time by complacency and fatigue, and it is nearly impossible to be safe from the virus without adequate vaccine deployment.

2021/09/02 | Voice of America

North Korea Rejects Covid Vaccines, Saying Hard-hit Nations Have Greater Need

UNICEF had allocated 2.97 million does to North Korea, which reported it has found no cases of Covid-19.

2021/08/30 | The Conversation

Why It Will Soon Be Too Late To Find Out Where the Covid-19 Virus Originated

Time is running out to determine the origin of Covid-19. A member of the WHO virology team tells what can be done now and how this will influence our response to future pandemics.

2021/08/19 | Kirsten Han

Singaporeans Are Upset About Covid Restrictions. Will They Notice Migrant Workers?

There are likely more people upset about being blocked from going to a restaurant or a gym, because of their vaccination status, than people upset about the prolonged and unfair confinement of tens of thousands of men regardless of their vaccination status.

2021/08/18 | Voice of America

New Zealand Locks Down after One Covid-19 Case

Strong response towards New Zealand's first Covid-19 case in six months. It is suspected to be caused by delta variant, but not confirmed.

2021/08/13 | Patrick Ng

Overcoming the Next Challenges in Taiwan’s Vaccination Campaign

As Taiwan’s government is stepping up to secure vaccine supplies from global manufacturers, it should boost confidence in domestically-produced vaccines by asking the companies to kick off Phase III trials.

2021/08/12 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand: Growing Covid Crisis Heats Up Political Tension

Thailand is experiencing its worst surge in cases since the pandemic began, which has increased discontent with the government and reinvigorated an ongoing protest movement.

2021/08/10 | The Interpreter

“I Am a Taiwanese”: Eastern Europeans See a Cold War in East Asia

Memories of life under authoritarianism forge ties between Taiwan and a growing number of Eastern European states.

2021/08/09 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan’s Pandemic Hit Hotel Industry Needs a Lifeline

The Covid-19 outbreak that began in mid-May has brought hotels to their knees. Without a larger relief package, some may not survive.

2021/08/04 | Deutsche Welle

How Many Antibodies Does It Take To Be Immune to the Coronavirus?

Antibodies are important for a vaccination to work, but scientists don't yet know what level they must reach. The new delta variant poses another problem.